Vivek Mathew’s tryst with photography began with a simple thought – capturing the brilliance of a moment. Doing what he does best, Vivek today, has travelled the world and experienced the essence of life, through his camera lenses. And it is an addiction he never wants to get over.
Having completed his education at Asia’s top notch institution – The Light and Life Academy, Ooty – Vivek has gone on to bring life into Fine Art, Architecture, Travel, Nature, People and Interiors, through his photography. Considered as one of the “Young and Unusual” photographers of today by the India Today Magazine, he has also been featured in prestigious publications – TheTimes Journal of Photography, Time Out, Design Today, Better Interiors, National Geographic Traveller India, Forbes India, Smart Photography, Bangalore Mag, The Times of India, Femina, Classic Imaging and Women’s Wear Daily -New York
Adding perspective to his works are his exhibitions, which have brought to light several aspects of daily life. I.Opener in 2005 at the ‘Renaissance Gallerie’ focused on subjects ranging from still life to portraits to exteriors, as Waterborne in 2007 at ‘Industree’, experimented with ripples, reflections and patterns. His third exhibition at ‘Sublime’, UB City in 2011 – Canvas wall – was inspired by the rustic and the crude. His fourth exhibition, Perfect Imperfections, in February 2015 at the ‘Art of Delight’ dealt with nature and man-made pattern. His fifth show, Yesterday Once More, in March 2017 at ‘Venkatappa Art Gallery’ was an array of architectural windows, chronicling time and stories, from different cities. His 6th solo exhibition Fluid Stillness, Life between Bangalore’s ripples, at ‘Venkatappa Art Gallery’ in March 2018, celebrated the beauty of Bangalore’s lakes captured in a myriad of colours. His 7thsolo exhibition, Bygone Vignettes at Venkatappa Art Gallery in February 2019 captures Vivek’s intimate relationship with all those elements that made Bangalore a sort after British Cantonment.
In his enthusiasm towards the art of photography in itself, he has also contributed to three coffee table books – The Laidlaw Memorial High School, Ketti, Nilgris, for their 100 years, Innovate Bengaluru and Best of Bangalore Vol .2 Innovation Edition.
His pictures have also been appreciated, alongside various other artists in several group exhibitions. Vivek Matthew works and lives in Bangalore.